London Trip 2003

I recently visited London to meet with various LP artists and to attend a percussion celebration held by Arbiter, our new UK distributor. Percussionist Karl Vanden Bossche organized a recording session on March 9, which included Thomas Dyani, Lekán Babololá, and Satin Singh. The resulting track will be part of the upcoming 2003 LP Holiday CD.

Satin Singh, Karl Vanden Bossche, Thomas Dyani
and Lekan Babalolá

Karl is currently working with Blur, the successful British recording artists, while Thomas maintains a busy recording schedule, and performs with the London Company of the Lion King. Satin, an in demand percussionist and first call conguero, often plays with Pucho Brown when he is in London, and Lekán is involved with the cultural connections between his native Nigeria and the Santeria of Cuba.

The voice you will hear on these recordings is that of Lekán. Sample1  Sample2

LP’s Executive Vice President David McAllister, and LP’s Sales Director Angelo Arimborgo and I visited Arbiter’s Day of Percussion, held at Brent Cross Banqueting Center in North London, on March 11. I am confident that Arbiter’s support and expertise will greatly assist with LP’s market penetration in the UK.
Santana percussionists, Karl Perazzo and Raul Rekow, performed at the event, demonstrating LP instruments and entertaining the crowd.

Another LP endorser, friend, and popular British performer, Robin Jones, was also featured. Robin, who for twenty years has educated numerous aspiring young percussionists, unfortunately suffered several heart attacks, and underwent numerous major surgeries in 2002. Although this was Robin’s first public appearance since his illness, his performance was triumphant, and he deserves to be congratulated.

Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo

Enjoy these sound samples from this event Sample1 Sample2 Sample3